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International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The ICRC has a legal mandate from the international community. That mandate has two sources: the Geneva Conventions, which task the ICRC with visiting prisoners, organizing relief operations, re-uniting separated families and similar humanitarian activities during armed conflicts; the ICRC's Statutes, which encourage it to undertake similar work in situations of internal violence, where the Geneva Conventions do not apply. The Geneva Conventions are binding instruments of international law, applicable worldwide. The ICRC Statutes are adopted at the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, which takes place every four years, and at which States that are party to the Geneva Conventions take part, thereby conferring a quasi-legal or “soft law” status on the Statutes.  Website: www.icrc.org/
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Cambodia: Improving health care for detainees

22 July 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Honduras: Facilitating health care in detention

15 March 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

South Sudan: Patients dying after fighting compels medical staff to leave hospital

10 July 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Health Care in Danger - January 2012 to December 2013

April 2014 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Bahrain: Experts discuss health care in places of detention

21 October 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Colombia: Social unrest hinders access to health care

23 July 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Myanmar: Stepping up humanitarian response to persistent needs

8 July 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Health Care in Danger, Making the Case

10 August 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Thematic Reports

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